Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Witch's Brew (Jeanette Cloyd)

Witch's Brew
by Jeanette Cloyd

For this card I used a variety of items from the August Release. It's a spooky release (and more) with a lot of possibilities for all of your Halloween and/or Autumn creations. I decided to cook up a Witch's Brew.

The Mix and Match Witches Legs are just way too fun. The die set actually comes with three options of legs and three options of shoes.

I also loved the sentiment from the clear stamp set - The Witch Is In. Yes, definitely. The witch is in... the brew!

The Big Cauldron also comes with a die to represent steam coming off of the brew. I decided to try something a little different with that particular die. I used the relief part of it (the part you'd normally toss) as a template of sorts and put some glitter plaste in it.I kind of like the way that looked.

And as is my practice, I had to decorate the inside of my card, too. I just think a card feels bare unless I do that.

I think the Witch's Brew is about ready now... but the question I have is this: What does one do with Witch's Brew?

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Autumn Leaves (Karen Oliver)

Autumn Leaves
by Karen Oliver

Whilst the Northern Hemisphere welcomes Fall we in the Southern Hemisphere are saying goodby to winter.  Although with the weather we are having spring may be struggling to appear. 

The card I am sharing today features dies from the August Release:  Reverse Cut Leaves, a set of 2 leaves and Fall words, a set of 4 word dies. 

My card design is fairly simple but it shows the dies off to their potential using bright Autumn colours on a brown background.  Whilst the dies are designed as leaves the first leaf die could also be used as a feather and the second die I think could take on a tropical look.  Adds to the versatility and usability of the set.
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Friday, September 08, 2017

Stamping with Backgrounds, Distress Oxide Inks & Water (Jen Carter)

Stamping with Backgrounds, Distress Oxide Inks & Water
by Jen Carter

For the card above, I used Frantic Stamper's  Sun Rays 6x6 Background Rubber Stamp to create the yellow sunny background.  It is easy to do (video tutorial below) and fun to see the results! The ink I used for this card was Catherine Pooler's Tiara (dye ink) in the middle and Distress Oxide Ink Spiced Marmalade.  I blended those colors onto the background and then "inked" my rubber stamp up with water.  Yes...water!  Then I stamped and this is the result that I got!

I used the Ferris Wheel die for the main image.  I love that the little chairs are a separate die so that it is easy to mix & match!  I die cut the tickets with the new Tickets die.  A fun feature to this die is that it perforates in between each ticket so you can tear the tickets off to make an even more realistic looking ticket.  I stamped the sentiment with the clear Life is a Carnival Stamp Set.

To see how easy it is to make a background like this, please view my video below.

I hope that the video helps to show how easy it is to create your own unique backgrounds.

Here is a card I made using one of the backgrounds you saw in the video.  For this one I used Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet & Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks and water.  I again die cut the Tickets die in three different colors and stamped the sentiment and outline with the Life is a Carnival clear stamp set.

When the background was dry, I added part of the Carnival Skyline as a silhouette in black. The Ticket Booth was fun to put together mixing and matching different bright carnival like colors. The little purple star banner was stamped with the  Circus clear stamp set I added glitter enamel dots on the ticket canopy to look like lights.

Be sure to check out the entire new line of Frantic Stamper's 6x6 red rubber background stamps!  You can see them all HERE.  And, if you'd like to check out the Distress Oxide Inks you can find those in the Frantic Stamper store, too!

Thank you for visiting today!

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Ride the Carousel (Karen Oliver)

Ride the Carousel
by Karen Oliver

Isn't this such a gorgeous little die.  It's from the June release called Summer Carnival Fun. I just had to add sparkle using silver glitter paper.  I cut the die from the four different papers and then cut and layered them to get the effect I wanted.  I thought it should be a girly card so I added some lace and ribbon with soft feminine papers to create a soft pretty card perfect for any little girl.

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Monday, September 04, 2017

Thankful Card (Kate Dachovska)

Thankful card
by Kate Dachovska

We do not celebrate any Thanksgiving day in the Czech Republic but still I like to make cards with Thankful sayings. For this card I used the FRA-DIE-10278 Stacking Maple Leaves dies. I chose one sheet from Paintables by Prima. I painted it with watercolours (Gansai Tambi) and then I die cut the leaves. The background is very easy - it is watercolour paper dry embossed with a WeR Memory Keepers embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the Frantic Stamper clear stamp set CL-076. I stamped it with Versa Fine onyx black ink. I was not sure if a normal frame would be too boring for such a card so I took the biggest die from the FRA-DIE-10261 Grateful Florals Outlines die set and I used it as the frame. That can be for you great tip how to use your dies another way; make a frame with them even when they supposed to be just outlines for some stamps.

Have a nice day


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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Happy Halloween (Nancy Hill)

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Hill

I just love making card with the coordinating dies and stamps from the Frantic Stamper.  I am using the Frantic Stamper Fall release dies on this card, including the  Mix 'n Match Witches Legs , the Witches Gear, the Fun Happy Halloween and the Cute Halloween Icons.

The card measures 6 1/2" x 7 1/2".

I added NUVO Crystal Drops black drops on the witches shoes and eyes of the bat.  I cut out all of the dies with black card stock and added purple, orange and green card stock on the back of the legs and on the witches' dresses.  I used a old Martha Stewart crack paper punch around the edge of the paper to give it an old appearance and other punches for the bottom edges of the dresses.

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